Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Layout plan, Concession Gas Station Bluff Park
Date 1930s
Description Architectural plans for a motor service station along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Bluff Park, Milepost 241. Signature and date on the plans are illegible in this photograph. The planned cost was $10,000.
Commentary This plan was designed during the era of Segregation. Six areas of the station are listed in the legend: Lubrication Room, Service Room, White Men's Toilet, White Women's Toilet, Negro Men's Toilet, and Negro Women's Toilet.
Location Location Name: Milepost 241
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.434141
Longitude: -81.175697
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Bluffs Gas Station (N.C.)
Design drawings
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Service stations
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway